August 27, 2011

Gekko lenslite DSLR mount

Gekko Technology will introduce a new DSLR mount for its established lenslite at IBC. The mount will allow direct attachment of the colour-stable, robust ringlight to Canon 5D, 7D and Nikon D3 cameras.

It will fix directly to the base of the camera via the tripod screw and secures 15mm bars that hold the lamp head on axis around the lens. The base of the mount has an additional fixing so the camera/lenslite combination can still be mounted on a tripod, but with the centre of gravity moved forward for stability.

“DSLR cameras such as the Canon 5D have become very popular tools for video content acquisition and look likely to remain so given their versatility,” commented Gekko founder and MD, David Amphlett. “The new lenslite DSLR mount provides all the benefits of a high-quality solid-state fixture that was once only the domain of much larger professional cameras."

Designed for studio or location production, and with a colour temperature of 5600K, lenslite delivers 260 foot candles of intensity at a distance of 1m. It can be used as a primary light source or as soft fill, and powered by any 12-volt to 40v power source. Accessories include filter stages, gel holder, gel cutting template, adjustable French flag, wireless or cabled dimmers and a remote DMX interface.

By David Fox

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